Politwoops Deleted Tweets from Politicians

An archive of the public statements deleted by U.S. politicians. Explore the tweets they would prefer you couldn't see.

To meet the Twitter API Terms of Service, all deleted tweets shown here since June 22, 2012 have been reviewed and approved by the Sunlight Foundation.

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Gary Peters (D) @Peters4Michigan

Thanks for giving me the chance to talk to folks at the Scottish Highland Games in #Livonia! - GCP http://t.co/HsgdxUeYH9

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Wendy Davis (D) @WendyDavisTexas

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Awesome! RT @mell0wdia Phone banking West TX style--on fire for #TeamWendy #50plus1 http://t.co/kIz2lUFPPV

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Senator Landrieu (D) @SenLandrieu

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RT @gordonmacmillan: Amazing pics being shared of poppies outside The Tower of London. Each representing a British soldier lost in WWI http://t.co/02rYz3fTHu

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Cargas for Congress (D) @Cargas7

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White House: Obama has �no choice but to act� on immigration http://t.co/MVvpdTWxDL @washingtonpost Need action over rhetoric & passing #CIR

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Chris Murphy (D) @ChrisMurphyCT

Figures if be in the South End the one day that http://t.co/98vb1Sjebz

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Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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Saturday's Summer Tournament of Games in Columbia Heights was a blast. Photos: http://t.co/ukk3yJkDd1 http://t.co/VBKL4tWnqb

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Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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Flood and hurricane relief? Keith Rothfus said NO. Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act? Keith Rothfus... http://t.co/WCxNaWU9wr

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Dina Titus (D) @dinatitus

Happy Birthday to President @BarackObama. In honor of his 51st, the @WhiteHouseBlog is sharing 51 favorite photos: http://t.co/2ttOTfJ3pV

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Quinn for Illinois (D) @QuinnForIL

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@johngeahan I’d love a group photo of moms for Quinn. Just saying ;)

Rep. Joe Courtney (D) @RepJoeCourtney

RT @DStraszheim: Mystic's Harry Anderson to be inducted Sept. 28 into the Sailing Hall of Fame. #sailing #mystic http://t.co/DhLBxxYhkR

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On June 3, 2015, the Sunlight Foundation received word from Twitter that it was pulling the plug on Politwoops, reversing an agreement made in 2012 that allowed us to run the project using its API. The last deletions we have archived are from May 15, 2015. Please read our 'Eulogy for Politwoops' for more detail.

While we may no longer be able to publish deleted tweets, we're still working hard to advocate for more and better open data and to create tools that promote transparency and hold our government accountable.

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